I actually feel quite sorry for today’s fathers. I work from home so have the flexibility and luxury of being able to attend my child’s every PTM and concert, to organise play dates for her and to ferry her around for classes. And I can do all this, and enjoy it, because my husband is working round the clock to keep us comfortable and supports me by allowing me to work from home, though I know that he would much rather that I worked outside the home in a full-time job. And I enjoy being at home with my daughter because I have chosen to do so and know that there will soon be a time when I won’t need to. And I feel even more sorry for my husband, who is as involved as it is possible to be, because I know that he would rather come home early and go to the park with his daughter or spend hours or painting with her – but he can’t because I chose to do all that instead. Deep down, I think most dads want to be around their kids, but just simply cannot! So let’s cut them some slack and stop accusing them of their “work being more important!” Their work is NOT more important, it simply gains importance because their family’s happiness and comfort is so important to them!